The Best Affordable City for Your Zodiac Sign
How does moving to a brand new city sound? For some zodiac sun signs, like Cancers, it might sound terrible, as they’re prone to staying close to their family and are nostalgic for the “old neighborhood.” (Though, it might be a great experience for them to get out of their shells a bit!)
“They are the homebodies of the zodiac,” explains Jenna Smith of My Stars! Horoscopes. “Once they get nestled into a place, they don’t want to leave.”
But for others—like a Sagittarius, who is always itching for something new—picking up and moving can be exciting, and a good strategy, especially if you’re looking to save money.
“They are the adventurers of the zodiac and crave new experiences,” Smith says. “A really big draw for them will be how much a new city will expand their minds.”
So, if you’ve noticed your horoscope has been nudging you to embrace change or to get your finances in order, here are some affordable cities throughout the United States that could be your next hometown. Because cities have personalities, too, we’ve played matchmaker and linked them with their corresponding sun signs:
Aries: Indianapolis, Indiana
Median home price: $141,000
Median rental price: $1,150/month
Much like you, Aries, the city of Indianapolis is adventurous and enjoys pushing those adrenal glands into overdrive. (Hello, Indy 500!) Also, we know it can be difficult to keep hold of your attention, so rest assured there’s plenty to do in Indianapolis, like cheering on the Colts or Pacers, or exploring the maze of catacombs underneath the Indianapolis City Market.
Plus, Zillow recently placed Indianapolis among its best places for first-time homebuyers thanks to affordable housing and the potential for growth.
Taurus: Tulsa, Oklahoma
Median home price: $120,000
Median rental price: $963/month
Out of all the zodiac signs, Taurus tends to be among the most fiscally responsible and practical. Which leads us to this… Tulsa will pay you $10,000 to move to the city and be a part of its Tulsa Remote program. Plus, they’ll provide discounted rent and a co-working space to sweeten the deal. You do have to have a remote job or be self-employed to be considered.
Gemini: Salt Lake City, Utah
Median home price: $398,000
Median rental price: $1,686/month
City life and mountain adventures? This is exactly the kind of two-for-one the Gemini twins delight in. Salt Lake City has all the coveted city amenities, like a performing arts venue, good restaurants, craft breweries, and shopping. But, you can also duck out of the city and be at the base of a mountain for a ski day within 45 minutes.
Plus, intellectual Geminis who are looking for a career change will be well-suited in SLC. The city was recently recognized for having the most diverse economy in the United States.
Median home price: $188,500
Median rental price: $1,320/month
Cancers, who are among the water signs, will find it easy to call this waterfront city “home.” Imaginative Cancers might also enjoy knowing that mermaids are the unofficial city mascots. Dozens of beautiful statues depicting the mythological creatures can be found throughout the city. Local lore has it that mermaids serenaded sailors, helping guide them back to shore in this naval city.
Cancers can also indulge in their artistic side here, with murals galore in the buzzy Neon District.
Leo: San Antonio, Texas
Median home price: $175,800
Median rental price: $1,304/month
Leo, your superpower is making new friends. You can celebrate that camaraderie in epic style at Fiesta, San Antonio’s 10-day festival that happens every April. Don your brightest attire, break cascarones (colorful eggshells filled with confetti) along the parade routes, and enjoy an oyster bake.
There’s also plenty more to keep enthusiastic Leos busy year-round here, from happy hours along the River Walk, cheering on the Spurs, or escaping to beautiful Texas Hill Country for a weekend getaway.
Plus, this historic city (it’s celebrating its 300th birthday!) is budget-friendly. In 2016, it landed on SmartAsset’s list of top cities for first-time homebuyers, thanks to the affordability of its housing market.
Virgo: McMinnville, Oregon
Median home price: $320,400
Median rental price: $1,649/month
Perfection-oriented Virgos will certainly appreciate the attention to detail displayed by McMinnville winemakers and restaurateurs. In the heart of the Willamette Valley, McMinnville is a leading producer of pinot noir and boasts award-winning restaurants. Somehow, the town manages to do all this in the confines of a small town with a population under 35,000.
Virgos can enjoy the historic downtown lined with maple trees, find solitude biking in the vineyards, and enjoy a little quirk during the annual UFO Festival. And they can do all of this while saving a couple of bucks, too: The cost of living in McMinnville is about five percent less than it is in other Oregon cities.
Libra: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Median home price: $129,900
Median rental price: $1,087/month
Sociable Libras have a knack for finding time alone, even if they’re surrounded in a crowd of people. Oklahoma City helps strike that balance for Libra. It offers a dose of Southern hospitality, but also has some big city amenities. Spend one weekend strolling through the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, which houses a permanent Chihuly exhibit, and the next rallying around the OKC Thunder basketball team.
Always in search of perfect balance, Libras will appreciate the have-it-all lifestyle the city, offers, too: ApartmentList picked OKC as one of its top spots for millennials, thanks to job opportunities and affordable housing.
Scorpio: Savannah, Georgia
Median home price: $135,400
Median rental price: $1,161/month
Scorpios are known to confidently blaze their own trails, have a love for art, and, with birthdays around Halloween, are oftentimes fascinated by the paranormal. Savannah is a charming and consummate host for all of the above. You’ll find beautiful gardens galore in Savannah, along with Instagram-ready moss-draped squares. There are plenty of art galleries and museums, and, yup, you can let a hearse be your chariot for a ghost tour in this famously haunted city.
Sagittarius: Portland, Maine
Median home price: $312,400
Median rental price: $1,917
Known travelers, Sagittarius are most likely to move around and give new cities a test run. While many people vacation in Maine, the northernmost state appeals to year-round adventure-seekers, too. And Portland’s an ideal basecamp, thanks to weekend getaways to Acadia National Park, nearby skiing, and picturesque lighthouses.
Here’s a strategy for escapade-loving Sagittarius: Save up for your next big globetrotting stretch by moving to Maine. Through an Educational Opportunity Tax Credit, the state of Maine will help pay down your student loans. It’s a deal that’s open to those who have graduated from colleges and universities in the United States after 2016.
Capricorn: Grand Junction, Colorado
Median home price: $237,200
Median rental price: $1,308/month
Located on the Western Slope of Colorado, Grand Junction has a unique landscape that will entice adventurous and hardworking Capricorns. Grand Junction is where the Rocky Mountains meet the deserts of the Southwest, and the region is rich with wine vineyards and peach orchards. Its star amenity is Grand Mesa, a massive flat-top mountain that’s a draw for skiing and hiking. With 300 days of sunshine here, Capricorns will be able to spend plenty of time in the great outdoors, perfecting and polishing whatever hobby they’ve decided to take up.
Aquarius: Madison, Wisconsin
Median home price: $255,900
Median rental price: $1,470/month
Aquarians tend to be creative and intellectual, so they’ll easy fit into the fabric of a college town, where thinking is celebrated and free lectures are plentiful.
Though it’s an air sign, Aquarius is represented by the water bearer. Madison is also a water bearer, surrounded by water, with five lakes to explore and plenty of waterfront dining.
Plus, as Livability points out, the city of Madison has a strong job market with low employment rates, and big organizations like the University of Wisconsin-Madison providing jobs.
Pisces: Detroit, Michigan
Median home price: $160,000
Median rental price: $1,218/month
Deeply creative, Pisces will appreciate the artistic renaissance playing out in Detroit. The “Motor City” has always had a maker ethos, and now that’s manifesting in the form of murals and public art throughout the city.
The city isn’t short on nightlife either, with Vegas-like casinos operating downtown. Even if you don’t gamble, the hotels often offer free live music, too.
To top it all off, you can find affordable homes (we’re talking under $50,000 for some) and Pisces might be easygoing and artistic enough to tackle a massive DIY project.